December 22, 2009
Conservation and Cleaning Set for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Conservators working with the National Park Service will clean the memorial in Washington Square. On Wednesday, December 23, from 10 am - 12 noon, conservators will steam clean the monument to remove organic material from the memorial's wall and surrounding marble.
December 17, 2009
Holiday Hours and Programs at Independence
Independence NHP announces holiday hours and new family-friendly programs for the holiday season, including special programs on Christmas in the 18th century and Washington's crossing of the Delaware.
December 1, 2009
December Programs at Independence
Getting ready for the holiday season? Family-friendly programs offered indoors in historic buildings provide a perfect afternoon's entertainment for visiting family and friends. Three new, free programs will be offered this year.
October 30, 2009
Chestnut Trees to be Re-Introduced at Independence National Historical Park
On Friday, October 30, 2009, Independence NHP hosted TreesNC, the American Chestnut Foundation, Morris Arboretum and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society for a historic tree planting. Students from the Chestnut Hill Academy and the Charter High School for Architecture + Design planted two Chestnut Trees on Independence Square, re-introducing this historic tree.
Oct 21, 2009
National Park Service Seeks Public Comments on Land Transfer with the National Center for the American Revolution
Independence National Historical Park is requesting public comments on the arrangement made earlier this year through which the National Center for the American Revolution will establish the American Revolution Museum on the corner of 3rd and Chestnut Streets. Public comments will be accepted through November 6, 2009.
October 6, 2009
Candlelight Tours with Edgar Allan Poe.
September 30, 2009
National Park Service Offers Free Public Programs in Germantown
British Commander General Howe returns to Historic Germantown at the Germantown White House on Saturday, October 3. The Women of President Washington's Household presented at the Germantown Historical Society on Saturday, October 17.
September 9, 2009
Historic Preservationists to Re-create Independence Hall Tower Walls on Independence Square
Visitors to Independence National Historical Park this September will see how Independence Hall Tower is put together as carpenter's create mockups of the tower's wood cladding on Independence Square.
August 31, 2009
Free Public Screening on Independence Mall
The Philadelphia area's National Park Service members and WHYY invite all Philadelphia area residents and visitors to join renowned filmmaker Ken Burns to celebrate one of the many things that make America great: our National Parks.
August 25, 2009
Independence NHP Creates Programs to Attract Local Students
Staff and Independence National Historical Park have developed two new programs that are sure to be a hit with kids: a new Junior Ranger program for the Germantown White House and an INHP component of the National Park Service's Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program.
July 31, 2009
President's House Prepares for Site Excavation
Kelly/Maiello Management and the Daniel J. Keating Company, the project team for the President's House at 6th and Market Streets in Independence National Historical Park, today announced that the site will soon be prepared for its next phase of construction.
July 10, 2009
Germantown White House Opens July 11
July 8, 2009
Independence National Historical Park Commemorates First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence
July 3, 2009
Sixth Annual POPS! On Independence
July 1, 2009
"Seizing Freedom" Exhibit Opens at Independence Visitor Center
Mikveh Israel Rededication Ceremony
Renovation Planned for Independence Hall
Geotechnical Work to Begin at Presidents House
July 4th Activities
July 8, 2008
Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence
American Association of Museums (AAM) Accreditation.
Park Museum Re-accredited by AAM. Independence National Historical Park has been re-accredited by the American Association of Museums, the highest national recognition for a museum. Accrediation signifies excellence to the museum community, the government, funders, outside agencies, and the museum-going public.
The AAM is the only national organization that serves the enitre scope of the museum community from art, history and science museums, to national parks, zoos, arboretums, and planetariums. Only 8 percent of AAM-accredited museums are historical sites like Independence. Of the nation's nearly 17,500 museums, approximately 775 are currently accredited.
Independence National Historical Park is one of only nine accredited National Park museums. For more information about AAM and the park's re-accreditation, view the AAM official website and read the press release.
January 17, 2008
Independence National Historical Park Now Offers Cell Phone Audio Tour
December 13 - Plans Unveiled For Incorporating Archeological Findings Into President's House Site - press release and Handout
August 23 - Franklin Court Centennial Announcement press release
July 26 - President's House Site Transition press release
June 18 - Old City Hall Security Plan press release
May 10 - More Finds from Archeological Dig of President's House - Viewing platform to be open this weekend press release
May 17 - Archeology at the President's House site yields more finds press release
May 2 - First Finds from Archeological Dig of President's House press release